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Kano this morning: Tuesday 18.12.18

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Kano Hisbah Officers

By Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

Top Story: Hisbah disrupts ‘Lesbian Marriage’ in Kano

The Kano state Hisbah Command has arrested 11 women in Sabon Gari area of Fagge local government on Monday for allegedly organizing a lesbian marriage, a charge which the suspects have denied.

Officer in charge of the operation Nasiru Ibrahim said the Hisbah Command received intelligence report that Safiyya Yobe was about to get married to Fatima Gezawa at the event.

Nasiru Ibrahim said the Hisbah Command raided the event and arrested 11 women including the alleged ‘groom’ and ‘bride’.

However, one of the suspects Fati Jaririyar Zuciya said they organized the party in honor of the appointment of Fatima Gezawa as deputy chairlady of their dance club while the alleged ‘groom’ Safiyya Yobe is the chairlady of the club.

KANO TODAY recalls that in April 2007, there was a similar a case in Kano when a woman called ‘Aunty Maiduguri’ was alleged to have wedded four wives when she organized a party to raise money for a sex worker who was getting married to a man.

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Teachers’ recruitment: Women protest in Gwale – Hundreds of women in Gwale local government have protested the alleged reallocation of their offers of employment as classroom teachers to other candidates favored by the council authorities.

KANO TODAY recalls that the Kano state government has recently recruited 1,239 female teachers across the 44 local governments of the state.

After the public launching of the recruitment exercise at the government house where a few candidates received their offers, the others were instructed to collect theirs at their respective local government secretariats.

The protesting women in Gwale are alleging that the chairman Community Re-orientation Committee (CRC) Sani Jibril Danzara connived with others to replace the names of the successful candidates with others who had not participated in the recruitment exercise.

Sani Danzara admitted that not all the women who were presented before the governor received offers of employment but denied that they were replaced by others.

He explained that the number of offers of employment granted to Gwale local government by the state government was less than the number of successful candidates.

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Potassium Bromate: Court closes bakery – A Kano magistrate court has ordered the closure of a bakery, Sadiq Bread in Jajira, Dala local government and the burning of 796 loaves of bread made with Potassium Bromate.

Potassium bromate is used to strengthen the dough and allow it to rise higher. It also gives the finished bread an appealing white color. But it has been banned by NAFDAC because it can lead to cancer.

Sarkin Tsaftar Kano, Ja’afar Ahmad Gwarzo made the arrest following a tip from residents of the Jajira community.

Ja’afar Gwarzo said the magistrate Hadiza Rabi’u Bello summoned the bakery owner but he refused to appear before the court.

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Electricity supply returns to Sharada Small Scale Industries – The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has resumed the supply of electricity to Sharada Small Scale Industries following a power cut lasting more than a fortnight.

Kano Today recalls that the small-scale industrialists had earlier resisted attempts by KEDCO to install meters in their factories preferring a flat monthly payment as estimated billing.

The company however decided to cut its electricity supply alleging that it has been losing about N80million monthly in the area due to unpaid bills.

Following the intervention of Kano state commissioner of commerce, Ahmad Rabiu the small-scale industrialists have now agreed to getting their electricity consumption metered.

KEDCO spokesman, Mohammed Kandi said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has mandated all distribution companies to meter customers in their networks.

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